Instructor Position

Instructor Position in Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructor position. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating laboratories in Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology. They will supervise undergraduate laboratory courses in these areas, and potentially teach a small number of sections of those laboratory courses each semester as needed. Specific duties include preparation of materials for those courses, as well as supervising and training teaching assistants. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with faculty instructors of courses in Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology to develop new and innovative laboratory exercises. As a member of the instructional faculty, the Instructor will also participate in the advising of undergraduate biology majors and assist in other departmental duties as needed.

The position is a 9-month academic year non-tenure track faculty appointment to start in August 2017 for the Fall semester, and is subject to renewal on an annual basis. Applicants must have a MS or PhD degree in Biology or a related field and experience teaching laboratory-based courses.

The Department of Biology consists of 21 research faculty and 14 instructional faculty, and educates 40 graduate students and over 800 undergraduate biology majors. Information about the department is available at biology.olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi has a commitment to science education that includes the construction of a state of the art teaching oriented STEM building over the next two years. The university is located in Oxford, Mississippi, one of the top college towns in the U.S., and a community known for outstanding educational and cultural opportunities.

To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at jobs.olemiss.edu. Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching experience and interests, and (4) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 1, and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Colin Jackson, Chair of the Search Committee, at cjackson@olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.